Final Beam Raising - November 27, 2017
On a chilly morning in late November, the staff of Christ Church watched one of the final large, exterior pieces of the new worship venue, lifted up to its place in the grand structure, a place where hearts will be touched and lives will be changed through the power of the Holy Spirits active presence in our church.
In the weeks prior, many of us had the privilege of signing the beam, writing our prayers for the new space, hopes for the our growing church, and words of immense gratitude for the work God has already begun to do in and through this movement.
As we watched our prayers rise up and be put in place in this giant construction puzzle, we stood in awe. Feeling moved by the moment, one by one, we began singing the Doxology.
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
construction update November 30, 2017
As the temperatures dip, the energy and excitement coming from the construction site at the corner of 31st and York is not slowing down. Here are some updates you may have not have noticed:
The East entrance to 31st Street is now completely open.
- We have light! Lights are on in the South lot and the majority are on in the West lot.
- Temporary sidewalks and lights from Door 2 to the West lot will stay in place until spring when we complete the “island” and the accompanying driveway.
- The final steel placement in the new worship space is complete!
- Installation of the ductwork, electrical and plumbing are under way in the lower level of the Auditorium.
construction update October 18, 2017
More and more construction milestones are being reached every day and we are thrilled to have been able to open the South parking lot ahead of schedule--it is such an exciting time at Christ Church! Our crews are still completing the electrical connections for switching for the overhead and walk-way lights. If you are in the building after dark, we encourage you to plan ahead and bring a flash light the next few weeks to ensure your safety. The construction team is erecting the steel on the south half of the new contemporary worship building so it is taking shape more and more each day.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE OCTOBER 16, 2017
Thank you to the entire Christ Church family for your generosity and grace during this time of construction. We are excited and thankful to finally celebrate the abundance of parking spaces in our new lots. Now that there is enough parking for all, shuttle services will suspend effective immediately.
Construction Update October 13, 2017
Though construction continues, we are excited to announce that the South parking lot and both entrances off of York Road will be reopening this weekend, ahead of schedule! There will be more abundant parking and a new roadway that allows convenient access between the South and West parking lots. Members of our staff and hospitality teams will be on site to welcome you and direct traffic, but please be cautious in anticipation of new pedestrian traffic patterns as well as new stop signs and turn lanes for entering and exiting our campus.
Construction Update October 6, 2017
As construction continues, we are pleased to announce:
The South Parking lot and the entrances off of York Road will be open October 14
You can expect new stop signs and turn lanes when entering and exiting our campus
Our staff and hospitality teams will be on site to help you navigate these changes
For the sake of others, please be mindful of our new pedestrian traffic patterns
Construction Update September 15, 2017
We are very sorry for the frustration and inconvenience that the lack of available parking has caused for weekend services. To ensure all attenders have parking moving forward, we have:
Removed construction equipment from the West Lot that was occupying some needed spaces.
Secured an additional satellite parking lot for choir members and staff that will allow the entire Butler School lot to be available to other members and friends – a gain of some 100 spaces.
Crafted this week’s worship services to allow more exchange time between our services than the unusually long services occasioned by last weekend’s Multisite Announcement.
Taken measures to clarify pick-up and drop-off procedures with our shuttle drivers. Together, these changes should make parking this weekend a much better experience for all.
The best news is that (barring major weather problems) by mid-October—just a few weeks away—we will have the use of our new parking lots. At that point, we will have more parking spaces than ever and be able to enter the lots from either York Road or 31st Street. We are almost there, so thank you for your perseverance as we together root our lives more deeply in Him for the sake of others.
Construction Update August 18, 2017
PLEASE NOTE: Shuttle services will drop off all congregants at door 6 for convenience to both worship spaces.
Construction Update August 17, 2017
Construction progress is being made daily and it is hard to miss all the work going on around us. While at times it can be inconvenient, please stick with us through the dust—it is an exciting time to be part of this ministry! Just imagine the thousands of people with whom we will be able to share the life-changing love of Christ in the season ahead.
As construction progress remains fluid and ever-changing, we wanted to share some updates with you that will help you navigate this weekend and the coming weeks:
- The south parking lot along York Road will be closed effective Monday, August 21, 2017. Our hope is to open the newly completed lot around the end of October. Please start using the 31st Street entrance.
- Shuttle services will start this weekend, August 19/20, taking congregants in the west parking lot (along 31st Street) and at Butler School (2801 York Road), directly to door 6.
- A new pathway will be accessible from the west parking lot directly to door 2.
Construction Update August 11, 2017
It is hard to miss all the work going on around us. You might be curious about what is going on behind the fabric of the fencing, so here are a few highlights:
- Parking lots 2 and 3, south of the church on York Road, have been cleared and leveled and should be completed by Labor Day.
- Our new South Pond is coming along. The retaining walls are three-quarters complete and work on the final wall is underway.
- The foundation walls for the new contemporary worship auditorium are nearly complete. If you look closely you can already see the lower level!
Building Closed Monday, August 14, 6:00 am to 12:00 pm
As we prepare our campus for long-term vitality and impact, we may have strategic building closures from time to time on various weekdays to ensure the convenience and safety of our church family. This will be the case on Monday, August 14 from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm. The building will be opened for the afternoon and evening.
Construction Update July 19, 2017
Changes are happening quickly at Christ Church! Below are some photos of the progress. As you can see, the foundation has been set for the Contemporary Worship Auditorium and the retention pond on the west side of the parking lot.
Additionally, the parking has seen some shifts as new entrances have been opened. The east entrance on 31st Street is partially opened for Sundays for those exiting to the east. The new west entrance from 31st Street is paved and opened with an additional exit headed west.
Construction Update June 28, 2017
Our construction team is working hard to minimize congestion and maximize work to complete more milestones! This week we are thrilled to share foundations have been set for our Contemporary Worship Auditorium and, if you look closely at the photos or peek through the fabric on the construction fence on your way into church, you will see the footprint of the building! Here are a few other items that will help you navigate the upcoming weekend:
- Please start entering the parking lot whenever possible through our new "all-way" entrance on 31st Street in the west lot to help us minimize congestion. With the entrance off of York Road in our south lot now closed and an additional row of parking sectioned off, this will be the most convenient way for you to navigate and find parking more quickly.
- The building will be CLOSED Monday, July 3, 2017 until 12:00 pm. It will open at noon, but please check with your groups to ensure you will still meet on this day.
Construction Update June 12, 2017
Exciting updates have been made over the past few weeks! A new entrance was opened in the west parking lot along 31st Street with a second entrance coming in the next few weeks, making parking and pathways to the building more accessible, and the south pond is nearly complete. Please be sure to review the diagram below for updated closures marked by construction fencing and pedestrian walkways to help you access the building. In the coming weeks we will begin to see:
- Construction of retaining walls in south pond
- Closure of east entrance on 31st street to all traffic except construction
- Relocation of existing sump pump and sanitary line
- Commencement of foundation underpinning for new auditorium
Construction Update May 24, 2017
Over the past few weeks, some significant changes have been made to the building and parking lot entrances to the church. These changes include closure of the west entrance to the West Parking Lot off of 31st Street and closure of Door 1. In addition, fences have been moved around due to the expansion of construction areas and the installation of retaining walls around the South Pond.
Please check out the images below for current section closures as well as new walkways that have been added to help all of our congregants get to and from the building easily and safely. Check back here or on signage around the building throughout construction for regular updates. Please note the legend on the top left of the image to help you identify what you are looking at.
Pardon Our Dust! Construction is under way.
While we officially commence construction following our April 30 groundbreaking ceremony, as you join us this weekend you will notice the beginning stages of our 18-month journey to substantially expand our parking lots and add a brand new contemporary worship auditorium among other improvements. Please bear with us through accessibility and parking changes, and know we are on this journey together to root our lives more deeply in Christ for the sake of others. Please make note of the following:
Construction fencing is erected on all parts of the site
Both the south and west parking lots will remain accessible for now
We will maintain entrance and exits off of both 31st street and York road for the time being
Dewatering of the pond closest to 31st street has begun
Work on our new sewer line will start the week of April 24
Because of the construction fencing, please proceed slower than usual and watch for road signs around the site
Our Campus Assurance and Safety Team (CAST) members will be in all parking lots with orange vests to ensure safety and help direct traffic
CONSTRUCTION TO COMMENCE FOLLOWING GROUNDBREAKING
Over the next few weeks, you will begin to notice the mobilization of our contractors onsite with fencing put up in the west parking lot to prepare us for the beginning of our construction efforts. We will continue to post updates on this site throughout construction, so please check back often for the latest information.
Starting April 30, for the groundbreaking ceremony, the Choir Parking Lot and the sidewalk from that lot to Door 1 will be closed until the completion of our new addition. Following our groundbreaking, Door 1 and our Narthex will be closing on Monday, May 1. There will be convenient pathways from the Commons to the Sanctuary to ensure all of our church family has continuous access to our traditional Classic services. Accessibility for all ages, stages, and abilities will be available.
Take Part in Our History
Join us for a Take Root Ceremonial Groundbreaking
Join us for the Take Root groundbreaking on April 30 as we celebrate this defining moment in our history! Hear a word of dedication from Senior Pastor Dan Meyer and join us in prayer for the season ahead. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held in the choir parking lot from 10:15 to 10:35 am. Be sure to wear your Take Root t-shirts to help us celebrate this milestone!
As we start site work in the coming weeks, select staff will have to temporarily relocate their offices. Please be sure to check digital signage weekly to find out where they are located or feel free to check in with the front desk.